I ventured out to Cheryl's studio in Crossfield with a friend to paint a still life. We had hoped to gather on mondays to paint but our monday is thursday this week, at least we squeezed it in. We all painted from our own view. I hope to be able to finish mine tomorrow and will post the painting , I had to run as The Calgary Sketch Club had member ramzi keyello do a demo for us. He was using gesso paste as a base, adding brightly coloured oil pastel and finalizing with acrylic. I was quite a different technique. Ramzi's art stems from his background in watching old tv shows with nostalgic scenes and buildings. He tell us the story of how he would sit and draw the things on the tv since he was a young child. I compare this to my experiences in that, my aunts and uncles would give me pencil and paper and that would keep me busied for the duration of our visit. I once I laid under a crib in a relatives house and just drew bunnies.
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Going to the Maritimes during the months of september and october (my stampede painting time) was apart of the delay. I however, have beautiful photographs to paint from that excursion.